Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 15 June 2012 08:24

Wii U pre-orders canceled by Amazon

Written by David Stellmack

Wii U

Says that the listing yesterday was a mistake

Amazon caught a lot of attention with the news that they were accepting pre-orders for the Wii U; but the news and the price didn’t last long before the company was Emailing customers to tell them that all pre-orders had been canceled.

Amazon claims that the listing of the Wii U was a mistake, and that it was a posting error that should never have happened. Besides apologies and letting everyone know that they would not be charged, they encourage those interested in still buying the unit to sign up to be notified when the Wii U is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Honestly, the news really isn’t that surprising, as Amazon has canceled orders in situations like this before. While some retailers that we have spoken with are accepting pre-orders, it is with the understanding that the price for the unit has yet to be determined and it will cost whatever it costs.

As one retailer told us, “There is a lot of interest in getting in line for the Wii U to make sure that folks can get one for the holiday season, and that is the only reason we are accepting a limited number of pre-orders.” This sounds like shades of the Wii and Microsoft Kinect all over again.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments